Julie Plec, creator of The Vampire Diaries, has confirmed that a crossover with Supernatural was in talks but never happened.
During the rise of CW There were three titles or franchises that defined almost all of the channel’s programming. Because with fandoms giants, ratings solid foundations and a sudden international fame enjoyed by its actors, there was nothing in the middle like Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and the Arrowverse.
In addition to the superhero content that has long defined the WB, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries They also stood out in an area that became a specialty as far as productions for adolescents are concerned: supernatural stories.
Yes ok Supernatural had started in 2005, quickly The Vampire Diaries equaled its number of followers to its premiere in 2009both becoming solid contenders for the attention of primetime viewers.
And although the massive era of crossovers no doubt it started happening early of the 2010s, there was a proposal that never saw the light: a special episode where the salvatore brothers will meet with the Winchester brothers.
what never was
The showrunner of the Universe of The Vampire Diariesand now project leader vampire academy next to the Peacock chain: julie plecHas revealed that he crossover it would have been possible if years ago she would not have refused immediately.
Well, although both shows followed a very similar fantasy theme—dramas centered on paranormal beings and events, mythological creatures living, dying and hunting among humans—Julie Plec considered that the stories belonged to completely different universes.
Given the success of the crossovers of the Arrowverse, more projects came to the table of the executives of the chain, among them a proposal of the team of Supernatural in which they sought to create a joint story with The Vampire Diaries. Julie Plec’s statements at that time revolved around the illogicality of connecting both storieswhich he commented during a fan Q&A in 2018:
Kevin Williamson and I said “Absolutely not! Because we talk about vampires and werewolves, and we don’t have demons. We don’t have something like Hell, we don’t have the Devil. We don’t say anything about that in our series, they are two completely different supernatural universes!”
However, in the last season of The Vampire Diariesa variant of Satan was presented: Arcadius. A character who, although not directly descended from biblical mythology, had created Hell where supernatural creatures were condemned to answer for their crimes throughout eternity.
The same artists asked for it
Prior to Plec’s statement, the protagonists of both series had discussed the possibility of a crossover in presentations with fans, telling how they thought the episode would play out and who would “win” if there was a confrontation. During a virtual panel, Jensen Ackles had sown a new possibility, saying:
“I do not know. Maybe in the crusade the Winchesters are on, they could go visit the vampires in Mystic Falls and hunt them down.”
In addition, the actor addressed the possibility of a team up Come in Alaric Saltzmann (Matt Davis)Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig)Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen) Y Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), whose specialty in each of her series was hunting supernatural creatures, further saying that she would like to have an encounter with Stefan (Paul Wesley) and damon salvatore (Ian Somerhalder).
With the announcement of the last season of The Vampire Diaries, ackles returned to the subject, suggesting at least that within one of the shows there could be a hint that both stories took place in the same universe, saying that he was willing to “lend them the Impala, or let the Impala enter the town. And that this was the last scene of the series”.
In an interview during the promotional tour vampire academy, julie plec finally accepted that perhaps the idea of crossover with Supernatural It wouldn’t have been so bad, sharing that”On second thought now that some time has passed, it would have been a lot of fun.”
Would you do it for a Scooby-cookie?
Although the crossover with The Vampire Diaries was completely discarded Supernatural It did have connections with other stories that, although they strangely shared the theme, did not necessarily belong to the same universe.
Such was the case in the episode scoobynaturalwhere the Winchester brothers were dragged to television in animated versions, to solve a case with Mystery to order. The episode was one of the most acclaimed of the series, which was already in its thirteenth season.
inside the stories goal of Supernatural “interacting” indirectly with other universes, was also played with Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, Full Houseamong others.
At the end of Supernatural even, Dean Winchester’s iconic Impala appeared in a chapter of Legends of Tomorrowwhere Sara LanceCaity Lotz He admitted to being a fan of the series, assuming that they would be recording it in the research area.
the universe of The Vampire Diaries He also proposed themed episodes up to his third series, legacies. Where other universes were referenced as The Maltese Falcon, Star Wars, Friday the 13th, The Good the Bad and the Ugly Y Grey’s Anatomy.